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? what are the risks to the u.s., and what about the threats to bomb airlines? >>> tonight, disaster in the pacific as the frightening aftershocks continue. radiation turns up in the japanese food and water supply. amid signs of progress at the nuclear reactors. >>> good evening. it was a history-making day for this nation. a nation still at war in iraq and afghanistan. the u.s. has now joined a third battlefront, firing missiles into another nation, libya. a coalition of 21 countries trying to stop moammar gadhafi from waging war on his own people. before the attack, there were dramatic images of a libyan military plane brought down, not clear how, as gadhafi forcess continue to descend on the rebel stronghold. what is at risk for the united states tonight and what happens next? our team has been reporting on the big events all day, and we'll begin with martha raddatz in washington. martha. >> reporter: the u.s. and its allies said they would protect the people of libya, and that's what they're trying to do tonight, but there's no question we're at war once again, and the u.s. for n
still at war in iraq and afghanistan. the u.s. has now joined a third battlefront, firing missiles into another nation, libya. a coalition of 21 countries trying to stop moammar gadhafi from waging war on his own people. before the ataturk there were images of a plane brought down, not sure how, as gadhafi forces continue to defend the rebel stronghold. what is at risk for the united states tonight and what happens next? our team has been reporting on the big events all day, and we'll begin with martha raddatz in washington. >> we're getting the first pictures of one of the tomahawk missiles being launched from a u.s. ship. there's no question we're at war once again and the u.s. for now is in the lead. the first vowlley of missiles a wither attack. more than 110 missiles launched from mostly u.s. ships and submarines, pounded the libyan missile sietsz. the missiles were fired from 500 miles away in the mediterranean sea after 2:00 p.m. eastern time, hitting libyan soil hours later. >> the targets themselves were selected on a selective assessment that decides either that pose a di
, there is breaking news from libya. word that the bombing of libya by u.s. and allied forces has struck moammar gadhafi's compound. there are reports that a building in the complex has been destroyed. no word of injuries. this after the pentagon said that the libyan leader himself was not a target. the u.s. is stressing that this is an international effort, but look at this number tonight. 124 tomahawk missiles have been fired into libya so far, all but two fired by the u.s. we tackle three major questions here. how long will this operation last? how long will the u.s. play a leading role? despite what we heard from the pentagon, will gadhafi himself at some point become the target? and, just who are the rebels the u.s. is now backing? our team on it again tonight, leading us off, martha raddatz in washington. martha, good evening. what's the latest? >> reporter: good evening, david. u.s. military attacks on libya have only intensified in the last 24 hours. targeting not just gadhafi's air defenses but his troops and war planes as well. throughout the night and into the dawn, u.s. war planes, i
. how long will this operation last? how long will the u.s. play a leading role? and will gadhafi himself become a target? our team is on it again tonight. leading it off is martha raddatz. >> u.s. military attack on libya have been intensified in the last 24 hours. targeting not just gadhafi's air defenses but his troops and war planes as well. throughout tonight and into the dawn, u.s. war planes including marine corps jets launched from u.s. jets in the med and air force fighter jets took aim at gadhafi's troopsed a vancing from the southwest to benghazi. >> benghazi is not completely safe from attack. we believe his forces are under significant stress and suffering from both confusion -- >> while they were pounding his forces in the east, three b-2 stealth bombers dropped 45 2,000-pound bombs near the airfield. striking multiple shelters. these are images before the strike and this is the after math. the b-2s which haven't been used in combat for eight years, traveled all of the way from missouri, refueled in the air, dropped their bombs 90,000 pounds of them all. in addition,
this country ask, why is the u.s. part of this operation? his own defense secretary telling abc news today this is not a vital national interest. so, as the president prepares to address the nation tomorrow, can he convince americans that the u.s. should be involved in this operation? as the u.s. hands over power to nato, what is the end game for american forces? and will there be a deal for gadhafi to get him out? david kerley leads us off at the white house tonight. david? >> reporter: good evening, david. the administration attacked the air waves today, making its case a week into the bombing of libya, a day before the president's big speech. and even the president's own defense secretary admitted on abc's "this week" that libya did not pose a threat. >> do you think libya posed an actual imminent threat to the united states? >> no, no. it was not -- it was not a vital national interest to the united states. but it was an interest. >> reporter: an interest, gates says, because gadhafi threatened to slaughter his own people. facing congressional and public criticism, the president in his
which has been hoping for a rebirth of nuclear energy in the u.s. >> this is the nuclear industry's worst nightmare. >> reporter: nuclear energy is one of the cornerstones of president obama's efforts to wean this country from fossil fuels. but tonight, one prominent senator says it is time for a moratorium on new nuclear construction. the white house won't go that far, telling abc news in a statement that the president is committed to learning lessons from japan so that knnuclear energy can be produced here safely. david? >> david kerley in washington tonight. david, many thanks. >>> as you know, the u.s. is one of dozens of nations now reaching out to japan to help. in fact, tonight, as we're on the air, u.s. search and rescue teams have started their work. we're going to turn to martha raddatz with that part of the story. >> reporter: good evening, david. like so many other stations, the u.s. is sending any kind of assistance it can for this rescue and recovery effort that will likely be one of the largest ever undertaken. the massive aircraft carrier "uss ronald reagan" now si
concerned about what the japanese government is telling them. u.s. officials are concerned as well. this began right after the earthquake and tsunami. u.s. officials said the japanese officials were very concerned about what is going on at the nuclear power plant, but they weren't telling people they were worried. they were in effect saving face. obviously it's only gotten worse since then. u.s. officials say they have reached out to the japanese government many times but a lot of the calls haven't been returned. they have offered nuclear teams to go in and help. they have given all kinds of assistance, any kind of assistance injapanese government wants. what u.s. officials are concerned about is that the japanese government is not planning far in advance. they're taking care of immediate problems, but they're not looking ahead at what might happen next. david? >> our thanks to martha rad frts weighing in. at the top of the broadcast, we told you about the iodine tabts to be handed out to the children if needed, which got us to thinking about the chinch of japan, and tonight, the m
. david kerley at the white house. >> reporter: a week after launching u.s. attacks against libya, president obama is now launching a public relations campaign, saying just today -- >> we're succeeding in our mission, make no mistake. because we acted quickly, a catastrophe has been avoided. >> reporter: much of the american public is not convinced not knowing how the mission will end. members of congress are still complaining they weren't consulted. michele bachmann in iowa today. >> now he has us engaged in a third middle east war. can any one say jimmy carter? >> reporter: former house speaker newt gingrich called for intervention, first praised the president and then flip flopped. >> the fact is on each day i was on television, i was responding to where the president was that day. and so obviously, there were contradictions. >> reporter: one of the problems for the president, he's called for gadhafi to be ousted, but the united nations resolution calls for protecting civilians, so the president's message is muddled. >> he was unfocused, undisciplined and incoherent and confusi
sides digging in. the colonel and the rebels. what if anything should the u.s. do now? >>> the latest singer to give back the gadhafi money. >>> the cold case cracked, the man who targeted women for more than a decade and the one simple move this week that got him caught. >>> made in america. thousands of you writing in from the firefighter's uniform to the kindergarten class to the discovery at the golden gate bridge. what all of you found. >>> good evening on this saturday. like clock work, the spike in twisters we see every year when we start the month of march returned in devastating force. one tearing through a louisiana town flipping a mail truck like a toy. snapping utility poles. the power is out tonight in more than 100 homes damaged. we've now learned of one death, a mother trying to save her child. the tornado is part of a massive storm system. there are flood warnings and watches in 20 states from the mississippi river to the hudson river. meteorologist chikage windler leads us off. >> reporter: three suspected tornados touched down within 15 minutes of each other in south
. remembering geraldine ferraro. >>> we turn next to libya. it was one week ago that the u.s. and coalition forces began their attack. today, a stunning scene in the gadhafi stronghold of tripoli. a woman claiming she was abused by gadhafi's forces. alex marquardt reporting from libya. >> this woman burst into a hotel in tripoli today, claiming to be arrested and gang raped by gadhafi's forces. look how they violated my honor, she shouted. a reporter from the "l.a. times" was there. >> one woman picked up a knife from one of the tables and started threatening her with it. she just kept saying no, no, no. she was fearless. clearly something awful happened to her. >> reporter: foreign reporters were pushed back by libyan authorities. >> these people started acting as enforcers. >> a hood was thrown over her before she was dragged off. a government spokesman said they would investigate. the episode, a vivid reminder of gadhafi's brutal techniques as rebels in the east are once again marching west to oust him. a big turning point as the stalemate in the strategic eastern town was broken. rebels
of nuclear energy in the u.s. >> this is the nuclear industry's worst nightmare. >> reporter: nuclear energy is one of the cornerstones of president obama's efforts to wean this country from fossil fuels. but tonight, one prominent senator says it is time for a moratorium on new nuclear construction. the white house won't go as far, telling abc news, in a statement, that the president is committed to learning lessons from the japan accident, so that nuclear energy can be produced here safely. david? >> david kerley in washington tonight, david, many thanks. >>> as you know, the u.s. is one of dozens of nations now reaching out to jaap pan to help. tonight, as we're on the air, u.s. rescue teams have started their work. we're going to turn to martha raddatz with that part of the story. >> reporter: the uss "ronald reagan" sits just off the coast. dozens of helicopters from the carrier are delivers food and supplies nonstop. marines and transport helicopters have moved up the coast, and the 150-member search and rescue teams from virginia and california will be moving out into the stricken tow
in a big country. >>> in afghanistan tonight, harsh words for the u.s. >> president karzai rejected a u.s. apology for the mistaken killing of nine afghan boys in an air strike. general david petraeus personally delivered the apology today. karzai said the apology was not enough, saying, quote, the people of afghanistan are tired of these incidents and excuses and condemnations cannot relief their pain. >>> back in this country now, congress is set to start hearings this week about the american-muslim community. the committee chairman says he wants to look at why some american muslims are being radicalized. linsey davis was there. >> by the united states constitution, then leave this country. >> reporter: protesters showed up for a showdown, about a congressional hearing scheduled for later this week. >> it's un-american to go and attack muslims. >> reporter: representative peter king of new york, the chairman of the house homeland security committee, says affiliates of al qaeda are radicalizing some american muslims and thursday's hearing is about the threat they pose to the u.s. >> ther
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